PKK attack injuring Peshmerga forces crosses ‘red line,’ Iraq’s KRG says

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The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq said Wednesday that the PKK terrorist group’s attack on the region’s forces crossed a “red line.”

The reaction came in a statement issued by the regional government after its weekly meeting in the capital, Irbil, which took place hours after three Peshmerga fighters were injured in a bomb blast targeting their vehicle.

“Any attack of this kind is an attack on all our people and our legitimate institutions,” the KRG statement said, adding that “the attack of the (PKK) terrorist organization today crossed the red line.”

The statement went on to stress that the KRG will work to prevent any deterioration in the security situation in the region.

Earlier Wednesday, a security source in the northern Iraqi region told Anadolu Agency (AA) that three Peshmerga forces were wounded by the detonation of an explosive device planted by PKK terrorists, north of Dohuk province, on the Turkish border.

On Monday, the former president of the region, Masoud Barzani, called for preventing the PKK from imposing its will on the region.

Barzani said the terrorist group occupied border areas during the Daesh attack on the region.

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